Conference Program


Thank you to everyone who attended Education on Planet Earth October 7, 2016 in Calgary at Lord Shaughnessy High School. We had over 110 delegates, 27 workshops and two inspiring keynote sessions.

Ashly, a student teacher from Mount Royal University volunteered to take photos at the conference, she captured the spirit of the conference, see all the photos here.

Many of the presenters have shared their resources and presentations, see the list below. If you would like to connect with any of the presenters, please contact Christina at and she can pass along contact information.

Below is the full program if you need a reminder of the great day!

We hosted another conference on February 6, 2017 in Edmonton. See the details here.

Conference Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey, here are a few highlights:

  • 94% of respondents rated the conference as Excellent/Very Good
  • 91% of respondents rated Education Minister David Eggen's presentation as Excellent/Very Good
  • 97% of respondents are Very Likely/Likely to attend next year


A couple of comments from participants...

Learning about successful environmental education techniques from students and teachers was inspiring. The conference provides a much needed spotlight for environmental education in Alberta.

Every time I go to one of these conferences I make contacts that inspire me to be more creative in my work by giving me their stories and tools to engage the youth in meaningful topics.

The Education on Planet Earth Conference, hosted by ACEE, only strengthen my resolve to provide education opportunities for students focused on climate change and biodiversity.


P.E.E.L. Project (Westmount Charter School Keynote)


Elements Society (Taking on a School Wide Project for Big Impact and Energy Conservation at School)


Caring for Our Watersheds


Green Calgary (Worms Love Leftovers)


Palisades Centre (Connect! Quick Outdoor Activities and Resources)

  • Did you know that Parks Canada provides unique, outdoor educational opportunities for students in grades 7-12?  The Palisades Centre is set in Jasper National Park and surrounded by the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. Our strength is experiential education, blending mountain recreation with environmental stewardship. Junior high and high school students are immersed in nature during multi-day programs that are curricular linked, engaging and foster a sense of cultural and environmental stewardship.  The centre and the programs are highlighted in this document.
    Contact the centre's Education Lead  - Barb Schmidt or
  • Program information in french.


Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (BearFaced Biology)


Weaslehead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society (Taking it Outside: Wetland Wonders)


Lynn Moore, Cochrane High School (Inquiry into Sustainable Environments and 'I see the big picture now')

  • If you have any questions for Lynn, she can be reached at:
  • View a video and short summary of Lynn's work here.


Puzzle Permaculture (No more excuses, just plant some stuff!)


Alberta Parks (How Video Conferencing can Connect Students to Nature)


Lindsey Kindrat (Green School Connections)


Gareth Thomson and Adam Robb (Supporting Student Exploration and Action Around Climate Change)


Thank you to our sponsors:




Solas Energy Consulting        Royal Roads University